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Ojus Elementary
18600 West Dixie Highway
North Miami Beach, FL 33180
Tel: (305)931-4881
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Dr. Mildred Mejia, Principal

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Traditional family values, combined with a love of learning and a passion for excellence makes Dr. Mejia the perfect principal for Ojus Elementary.  Her energy is boundless and being around her causes adults, as well as children, to get caught up in the “firestorm” of her purpose. Her endless efforts to continually strive to improve the quality of education her students receive are a demonstration of her infinite dedication.  Where children are, is where you will find her.  Celebrating each child’s individual success and cultivating a genuine enthusiasm for learning. Her devotion to the improvement of education is not limited to one child, one classroom or one school, but to anyone with an investment in our future.  Children are her business, and she is steadfast in bringing out the potential in each child.

Dr. Mejia received her Doctorate and Educational Specialist degree at Nova Southeastern University and a Masters degree at Queens College in New York City. Dr. Mejia’s service to M-DCPS began as a classroom teacher at Miami Lakes-Opa Locka Elementary. She was also an ESOL teacher at Gratigny Elementary where she successfully opened the first self-contained ESOL class. As Assistant Principal for ESE at Biscayne Gardens Elementary, Dr. Mejia spearheaded “The Wind That Blew” illustration project.  In this project students with disabilities worked with renowned author, Doug Cooney, to develop illustrations for a story dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew.  Prior to becoming Principal of Ojus, she served six years as Principal at Crestview Elementary.  During her time at Crestview, she successfully elevated the school from a C to an A+ rating, and maintained that rating for four years.  She was elected Norland Feeder Pattern Lead Principal by her colleagues, served as board member for Community Crusade Against Drugs, and mentor Principal for Region II.  She has received many honors in her life including the Cervantes Outstanding Hispanic Educator Award by Nova Southeastern University.   Her efforts have been showcased in Voyager Learning, Office of Parental Involvement and CEI magazines, highlighting her schools’ successes. Yet, despite the multitude and magnitude of her achievements, Dr. Mejia insists that the greatest honor has been the love and respect of her students, parents and colleagues.